M74 Completion

The M74 Completion scheme opened to traffic on Tuesday 28 June.

Map showing the new M74 route and junctions

Please see below for directions on how to join and leave the new section of motorway. A detailed plan of the route and junction layouts is also available. The local strategic route descriptions for South Lanarkshire and Glasgow City Councils are also available. See the Traffic Scotland website for journey planning information.

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M8 Eastbound to M74 Southbound
Motorists travelling eastbound on the M8, who intend continuing southbound on the M74 (e.g. towards Carlisle), will be directed onto the eastbound outer carriageway of the M8 at junction 22, then onto the new M74 before rejoining the existing M74 at the Fullarton Road Junction.

M74 Northbound to M8 Westbound and M77 Southbound
Motorists travelling northbound on the M74, who intend continuing west of Glasgow on the M8 (e.g. towards Glasgow Airport), will remain on the M74 at Maryville Junction 4.

The new M74 will connect with the outer carriageway of the westbound M8, south of the Kingston Bridge, allowing access to the southbound M77, with traffic continuing west rejoining the M8 after Junction 22.

NB- There will be no direct access to the eastbound M8 onto the Kingston Bridge. The new M74 will remove considerable volumes of traffic which currently use the M8 through Glasgow.

M77 Northbound to new M74
Motorists travelling northbound on the M77, who intend joining the new M74, will continue on the outer carriageway of the M8, then onto the new M74.

Westbound M8 Junction 23
Motorists travelling westbound on the M8 will no longer be able to exit at Junction 23 (Dumbreck Road) following installation of the segregation barrier. Alternative routes will be via M77 Junction 1 and M8 Junction 24.

The M74 project is a partnership project between Transport Scotland, Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Renfrewshire Council.

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